Near fine condition.Simon & Schuster,2002.First UK edition-first printing(1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2).Black hardback(green lettering to the spine,small nick on the cover) with Dj(two nicks,crease and light shelf wear on the Dj cover),both in near fine condition.Illustrated with colour photos.Nice and clean pages with two ink marks and light shelf wear on the outer edges,small crease and nick on the edges of the pages.Nice and clean book with light shelf wear.321pp including Foreword,appendix.Price un-clipped. This is another paragraph Product Description: The exclusive diary of Mick McCarthy, award-winning manager of the Irish football team, detailing the blood, sweat and tears and pure joy of the year leading up to the 2002 World Cup and the Irish team's experiences throughout the competition. Mick McCarthy played for Barnsley, Manchester City, Celtic and is currently the manager of the Irish soccer team. He has had a long association with Irish football, having played for Ireland in Euro'88 and, as captain, led the Irish team into the 1990 World Cup. This diary will contain his story; his exclusive version of events on the road to Asia, from the Irish team's first turn of fortunes against Macedonia in Autumn 2000, when they scored in the dying moments of the match, until the games played in Asia in June 2002. This book will also provide a daily diary on his experiences with the Irish team throughout the competition and promises to be both provocative and revealing.